I still remember some of my first times playing the original Battlefield 1942. After endless hours of Counter Strike and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, along came Battlefield offering a completely new experience. One moment you could be swooping around dogfighting with enemy Zero fighters then be storming the beaches of the South Pacific in a tank, and this all happens on the same map. You had the freedom to engage and play on so many more levels than simply shooting someone with your rifle. Just play that memorable theme music and you'll have any Battlefield player reminiscing about some one-in-a-million sniper shot to take out a helicopter pilot in flight or some other equally ridiculous stunt. If you enjoyed the multiplayer experience of the Battlefield series before, chances are you'll really enjoy Battlefield 3. However, if you're mainly looking for a single-player game, I'd recommend checking elsewhere.
by Justin Clouse 4/5